Archive for July, 2017

Beware When you Fire Your Computer Repair Person

July 30, 2017

When you fire an employee, you ask for the keys back.  If for some reason they refuse, you hire a locksmith and change the locks.  With computers, it isn’t that easy. A recent story explains what happens when only one person has key passwords.  The entire company was locked out and the employer was forced to […]

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Why we Don’t do iPhone Repairs: Another Reason

July 23, 2017

We’ve never done iPhone or other mobile device repairs and probably never will.  There are a ton of reasons, but here’s a new one.  Apple has prevented third parties from repairing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This article explains the reasons, but the nutshell is the Apple Retail store needs to configure the phone after […]

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Don’t be like Jon Snow, Protect Your Emails like a Khalessi

July 16, 2017

I suspect you’re watching Game of Thrones right now (yes I wrote this in advance).  Fortunately, no major spoilers leaked this time.  There’s a reason for that:  cast and crew had special email protections. No they weren’t dragons and the Night’s Watch had nothing to do with it.  Rather, it was something that those of us […]

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Are Laptop Screen Repairs Worth It

July 9, 2017

A common call we get here at DoctorDave Computer Repair is “Can you repair my laptop screen?”  The short answer is yes, the long answer is no.  Yes, we can repair them.  We’re computer repair professionals. However, we don’t recommend screen repairs and here’s why. There’s Usually More Wrong Than the Screen The typical reason […]

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The Painful Switch from Sunflower to Midco in Lawrence

July 2, 2017

As many people found out in Lawrence, KS this week, our cable company switched again.  The company originally known as Sunflower Broadband was transferred to Midco at midnight on June 28th.  We were ready for the switch and were able to help dozens of clients get back on track.  We have some tips if you’re […]

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